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. >> twenty-five years ago the u.s. and the soviet union signed a treaty which removed thousands of nuclear missiles from europe. former reagan administration officials talk about the negotiations that led to the intermediate nuclear forces treaty. at this event hosted by the american foreign service association, it's an hour 20 minutes. >> okay. i think we're ready to go. i would invite everyone to take their seats. i'd like to wish all a very good morning. i'm susan johnson, the president of afsa, and i'd like to extend a very warm afsa welcome to you all, and thank you for coming to this important and special panel discussion, and also celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing the inf treaty. special thanks of course go to our panelists and our moderator, and i should not talk, ridgway and burt, for sharing their experiences and reflections surrounding the conflict negotiations that led to this treaty which was a significant factor in reducing danger of the cold war. i'm sure you know all of these three eminent folks, but i would just like to say a quick word. ambassador rozanne
with you with regard to unions. unions are very important. it was unions that allowed my parents to raise seven children and former sharecroppers with second grade education in one generation to send their kids to college and allow me to be a member of the congress of the united states of america. it was unions. i will fight in july die for the strength of unions because they do play a very significant role. as a representative from maryland by now how critical the northeast corridor is to ensuring mobility from the mid-atlantic to boston. the corridor is also critical to local mobility in many commuter rail lines. every year eleven million passengers, our constituents ride amtrak in the northeast corridor. ridership that as this committee was told last week is only expected to increase with population growth. isn't that wonderful? the creation of the service moved us in the direction of high-speed rail, that service is not as bad as we need. we need high-speed rail service and we needed in the northeast corridor. i remind you that this is the united states of america, the greatest countr
, you just do it. >> they have got a union and they are representing their players and what they think is right and in this case you have the player representative from the falcons saying let's move on and get the testing done and another one said that there might be a surprisingly few that will come up positive. i don't know the answer to that. again, i would think they would all want to play on an even playing field. >> seems to me we ought to be having voices heard. >> probably more so than mine. >> and i give no quarter. i will take another step. i applaud you for how you look at yourself as a role model because i think there's a counterculture and i think it exemplified a comment that came from charles barkley in regards to his aspect as a role model versus karl malone and the dialogue was very intense but so particulates. i disagree with pro bowl players. i am around enough of them to know that it is also about me me me. >> true. that goes with what mr. gimbel has been saying, win at any cost. like i said before, football since i was 9 years old, has been very good to me. is a wa
to the union and 59, its first representative as we all know was danny inouye. from the very outset, his colleagues knew that this was a special man. danny earned a muted almost what everyone of us who ever served in either of these great houses long before. the uncompromising respect and admiration of every one of our colleagues. no one, no one in the four years i served with danny albert ever, ever, ever once doubted he would do what he said. never once doubted his word. never once wondered whether or not he would keep whatever commitment he made. that, that, that is the most valuable capital any man or woman who has ever served in this place could possess. and he had it from the outset. no one, as i said, who is alive in state that danny inouye ever said something to me that he did not do. that's why he was so successful. no one ever doubted danny's motives. we all spend too much time in these chambers doubting the other man's motive. you can doubt their judgment but you shouldn't out their motive. no one ever doubted his motives. the law of the people of hawaii -- to love the people
and in september led a letter of 76 senators. and the european union to designate hezbollah for as a terrorist organization. the response was unacceptable in the sense that it laid out a series of bureaucratic reasons or hurdles that would have to be surmounted to do that. i don't think that should be acceptable to us when it comes to this terrorist organization. in the coming days, r.i. and senator lieberman and senator rich which will make a -- we will introduce a resolution with the same message that was sent to catherine afton. the grading the destructive power of iran and hezbollah is in the national security interests of the united states. assad is the key link between the two of them. efforts to support moderate forces opposing him within syria should be considered now and considered seriously. i have recently called for a more robust u.s. response to the crisis in syria. i believe a political transition to a government that reflects the will of the syrian people is also the core national security interests of the united states in the region. moreover this change would align with our va
with the american republic in grave danger. the union armies were struggling to grow virtually overnight from a few thousand men scattered across the continent to more than half a million. the inexperienced officers thrust into command of these raw volunteers were stymied by the sheer size of the breakaway confederate states of america. which covered a space larger than the entire european territory conquered by napoleon. lincoln's closest adviser was secretary of state william henry seward. seward said even smart people failed to see the difficulty of the union's task. they didn't apprehend the vast extent of the rebellion, as he put it. military operations, to be successful, must be on a scale hitherto practically unknown in the art of war. >> the second year of the civil war, a strained federal government and weak union forces. david von drahle on 1862 and abraham lincoln's rise to greatness, part of four days of booktv this weekend and right through christmas day on c-span2. >> our first experience was to come in -- [inaudible conversations] >> we're live on capitol hill this morning as senior
, the european union, have a weak presence, and, therefore, are not as relevant as they are in the balkans. ultimately this means that europe and the united states have less leverage in the region. this allows other countries in the region to compete or political, economic and military influence in the region. i'm looking for to hearing eyewitnesses discuss this issue today. really want to hear what you have to say. i believe that armenia, azerbaijan and georgia, trustworthy allies of the united states better realize full well that their bilateral relationships are complicated and that they have to take their immediate neighborhood into account also. with only two open borders and one of them being with iran, armenia faces the constant threat of isolation. this is a for driver in managing armenia's relationship with iran. azerbaijan has a sizable diaspora in northern iran, by vastly different strategic social and political orientation than iran's leaders. despite a potential religious incident between iran and trenton, iran has a stroke decided with armenia over the contested region. furth
. >> i also thank her for 15 years, having union station, a true intermodal center, used to have people come to the greyhound station, drag their luggage to union station, we used to go around town to take a bus, and some satellite location and 15 months we have got that done and dedicated, came up for that during a very heated election but i thank you for your leadership. not this secretary but deputy secretary was instrumental in thanking the nation's capital having a true intermodal, like most of you. >> i want to thank our witnesses for being with us and i want to thank secretary ray lahood. it is your birthday. i would not have chosen to spend my birthday with you but glad you have chosen to spend your birthday with us. particularly to the chairman for holding this hearing and discussion -- a week and half ago to go to new york, bless amtrak forever, even on the assumption, and i do share your view, we have a densely populated corridor in the northeast, that requires no bust development of high-speed rail, and i don't think it should be at the exclusion of development of high-speed
the union and he knew ultimately it could not be a slave country that allowed slavery. now i know you have your revisionists and people quibble. i don't have time to pick all that land out of everything. lincoln preserved the union. frederick douglass you mentioned. i also have a portrait of him and i've had that portrait sunday -- since i won on the court a little over two decades ago. i'm a big fan of frederick douglass. what courage it took for him, a freed slave, to cite the declaration of independence, not something that is foreign to this nation but the founding document of this nation. he cited that is exhibit a in what was wrong with slavery. exhibit a. he did need to go to another, any other shores or any other ideology. it was our founding ideology. how can you be inherently equal and have slavery? how can you be free and enslaved another? he understood that. so we fought a great war. we go to gettysburg and what does he say? it's up to us, to make it all worthwhile. we are the living. we have the opportunity, finite amount of time to make it work. i hear people, you disagree w
that because the soviets were paying his security forces. and when the soviet union collapsed, najibullah was killed in kabul shortly after. so some lessons to be learned there. ct and security force assistance are as important. but what i'm researching and finding and talking to a bunch of much, much more intelligent people, there's got to be an, obviously, economic and diplomatic effort in the region. if you draw from the national security documents and what our vital national security is, essentially, disrupting, defeating, dismantling al-qaeda is extremely important, but there's also a component of non-proliferation. so the presence with that national security interest is germane when you're talking about now what's it going to take mathematically to have troops in those areas. i don't know. i think there's a good number. you've articulated a good case reading your article about having 30,000-ish, and that's based upon really good math of where brigade and counterterrorism forces would be and consulate efforts as well. you just can't mass in one area for economy of force. they're goin
ryan aren't allowed to get married. the official definition is formal union of a man and a woman, physically recognized by law which they become husband-and-wife. but. but why today's society, and accepting society sisto richart between men and women? people have partnerships and are not allowed to be asserted as has been our wife and although marriage isn't for everyone, shouldn't it be something everyone can decide to? how could she feel if you couldn't bear the person you love? the first is not driven in 2001 in the last, argentina 2010. 10 countries in 11 years isn't that exciting. love is the natural human emotion. why should the of the person you love change anything? why should we let authority to take her society can and can't get married? we as a society have a moral and social obligation to challenge abuse against gay people. make nsr campaign were serious against discrimination. it's against the law to discriminate. is there hypocrisy in our law? last year alone over 65% of, gay and young women. one fifth of and people try to take their own life and 19% of the communit
moved. his father got another job working for union oil and got more money. >> host: was that put up -- >> guest: that was put up a couple years ago. very controversial. they were people there who didn't want that statute to go a. obama, i think he ran for president of indonesia would win in a landslide. everywhere in the world there's some controversy about any politician. and so there's some questions about it but not everyone in indonesia is very proud of him than what what was his life like in jakarta? >> guest: imagine being a six-year-old kid thrown into the place we didn't know the language or the culture and you're just living in sort of middle class, lower middle class section of town, and with alleyways and the exotic sounds and smells of the big city of jakarta. with your mother going to work and your father riding a motorbike to his job, and just being thrown in with the people. and that was his life. the adapter. he had to adapt. and obama's life is a series of adaptations. >> host: why did he leave jakarta in 1971? >> guest: well, he left because his mother community, b
the union at the same time in 1959. as a matter of fact i know as a kid growing up i wasn't sure if we had to senators were three senators because senator inouye's name was so well nonprofit alaska. winner states injured in 1959 there was opposition to both of us becoming states that we have proven our opponents wrong. thanks to daniel inouye hawaii has become a modern, prosperous state and many alaskans have a special fondness for the 50th state, especially have to say at this time of year when it's 40 below in fairbanks. daniel inouye began his public career in service at the age of 17. when he entered the army after the attack on pearl harbor. he served with incredible distinction, earning the nation's highest military medal for actions in italy. as a member of the senate, dan inouye continued his fierce defense of his state and his partnership with alaska. my predecessor of. [laughing] senator stevens new senator inouye is his brother. they were together and produce much good for both of our states. that will last for generations. when i was elected elected to the sophist senator inouy
of your committee staff to prevent the international telecommunication union from expanding its reach into the internet complex ecosystem and as the chairman mentioned, it is a crucial time, as we sit here it is night time in dubai, a crucial interception and the next 12 to 24 hours will determine the fate of things, but if we are lucky enough to have internet freedom to escape this year, we have to remember there's a more fundamental negotiation in 2016 and there's a big meeting in may that lays the foundation for that. we shall keep that in mind. i would like to thank this committee for its unanimous and bipartisan resolution opposing even the smallest of international encroachment on internet freedom. in the meantime, i hope we can all share a new year's resolution to close the title 2 docket and my hopes may not be realized i realize, but ending this proceeding would send a strong signal round globe that the u.s. opposes objecting the internet too late nineteenth century industrial policy. instead of new regulation in this space we should revive a concert by proposed five years ag
of itself, the former soviet union had 95% turnout that doesn't reflect health and the political system. chicago can get to 110% but with the australian politicians will tell you is if you know that your base is going to be fair, their base is going to be there you don't focus on energizing and exciting and schering the crap out of your base or suppressing the oversight to read you have to focus on the voters in the middle and it changes the issues that you talk about. they don't talk a lot in their campaigns about dumbs. they talk about the economy, jobs, the climate, education and things that matter and they don't use the kind of language that we use in our campaign because they're scared or turn off the voters in the middle. at the center that since we don't like mandatory anything now come to be a champion of the mega millions lottery where your ticket is your voting stock of coming and if you look at the last mega millions where people camped out three days in advance to be given to get a ticket where of course let's face it the chance of winning was less than being struck by light
and what he did for the union being exposed to the decoration of independence and the constitution. i'm here today because of that, honestly. i would live -- like to give special thanks to the national archives. i want to thank you for coming to this extraordinary conversation. i want to encourage those on the television add yen to come to the place, if you can. bring your kids. bring your grand kids and your grand nephew. bring the next generation here, and if you can't come here physically, experience the national archives online. you mentioned the internet. because i think,s if up to us, the living, we can't just think about the future without thinking very deeply about the past. i think this is a place that will help us do that thinking, and so i ask all of you to join me in thanking justice thomas and thanking the archives. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] cases. including the recent ruling on health care. it is about one hour. >> hello, everyone. thank you so much for being here. in my case this happens to be true. i am not myself from philadelphia, but my dad, he was. [appla
to the former soviet union on multiple occasions to gain a better understanding of how the united states could secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction. his experiences led him to champion the landmark legislation that successfully resulted in the deactivation of nuclear warheads, making this world a safer place. to date the nunn-lugar program has deactivated more than 7 warheads that were once aimed at the united states, a contribution to which americans can never give enough thanks. over his 36 years in this institution, senators from both sides of the aisle have considered dick lugar a trusted resource when it comes to foreign policy and many other important issues. he has been a consistent resource for those who seek thoughtful answers to difficult political questions. when i first arrived here in 1989, senator lugar and i operated a unique joint office arrangement in indiana, sharing office space and staff in our state. many of our colleagues were surprised by this arrangement, but dick lugar and i like to tell hoosiers they're getting twice the service for half the price. all t
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